Frankfurt: Skoda MissionL Concept unveiled image

What is supposed to be the main rival of Renault’s (Dacia) Logan low-cost model, the MissionL wearing the Skoda badge on it, has been unveiled by the Czech automaker under its mother brand, the Volkswagen Group, during the Frankfurt Motor Show.

“We have taken a very pure approach to this design study – we have structured the surfaces simply, but impressively. The car has a strong, sporty look which conveys a beautiful simplicity and a youthful and contemporary appearance. Many people look for clean, minimalistic lines, and the MissionL concept offers all that”, said Eckhard Scholz, the Skoda Board of Directors Member for Technological Development.

The Czech automaker has set its goals and the MissionL, which looks like the Design Concept brought to this year’s Geneva Motor Show, has to increase Skoda’s sales to 1.5 million vehicles by 2018. The MissionL will be placed between the Fabia and the Octavia models and will be sold at first in markets like Russia, China and India.

“This new compact model, along with other new products to follow, will enable us to accomplish our goal increasing global annual sales to 1.5 million vehicles by 2018. We are going to present a new car approximately every six months over the next few years, said Winfried Vahland, the Skoda Board Chairman.

The car manufacturer didn’t provide any extra details about the MissionL’s engine range, options, performance, fuel consumption or CO2 emissions but being a low-cost model it’s expected to use engines under 1.6 liters.